Open Journal of Food and Nutrition <p>Open Journal of Food and Nutrition(OJFN) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancements in related areas. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of food and nutrition sciences.</p> en-US Open Journal of Food and Nutrition The Effect of Nutrition on the Autonomous Nervous System: A Systematic Review <p>Nutrition plays a key role in regulating the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is responsible for controlling involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate, breathing, digestion and body temperature. Some nutrients, such as amino acids, vitamins and minerals, have a specific role in the ANS. For example, amino acids are necessary for the synthesis of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, which regulate mood and anxiety. Vitamins and minerals are important for the proper functioning of the ANS, such as vitamin B12, magnesium and zinc. A balanced diet can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which can negatively affect ANS functioning. On the other hand, a nutrient-poor diet can lead to dysfunctions in the ANS, such as hypertension, changes in heart rate and digestive disorders. Digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia can occur when the ANS is not working properly. It is important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet to ensure the proper functioning of the autonomic nervous system.</p> Antonio Beira de Andrade Junior Elena Marie Peixoto Ruthes de Andrade Copyright (c) 2023 Open Journal of Food and Nutrition 2023-12-04 2023-12-04 1 5